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Table 2 Follow-up data of the patients

From: Minimal invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO) through deltoid-pectoralis approach for the treatment of elderly proximal humeral fractures

Characteristic Value MIPPO group ORIF group P value
Constant-Murley score Average±SD 87.8±1.9 88.8±1.0 86.9±2.1 0.001
NEER score Average±SD 86.5±2.2 87.4±1.2 85.7±2.6 0.019
Intraoperative blood loss(ML) Average±SD 137.7±22.0 129.2±17.8 145.3±23.0 0.026
length of operation (minutes) Average±SD 57.8±8.1 53.6±7.3 61.4±7.0 0.002
Union time(months) Average±SD 4.5±1.0 4.5±1.1 4.5±1.0 0.873
VAS(Visual Analogue Score(0-10):indicates pain from minimum to maximum.) Average±SD 3.1±1.3 3.1±1.3 3.2±1.3 0.726
The short form (36) health survey. Average±SD 125.6±9.1 129.4±7.8 122.3±8.9 0.017
Complications    Incision infection(1);pneumonia(1) Incision infection(2); decubitus(1)